Fuel-Efficiency Finds: Cars That Get at Least 30 MPG Combined

For City Drivers, EPA Highway Ratings Are Only Half the Story


  • 2014 Chevrolet Spark

    2014 Chevrolet Spark

    At an EPA-rated 119 MPG-equivalent, the Chevrolet Spark EV remains the fuel-efficiency champion for the second year in a row. | February 21, 2014

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Fuel efficiency is important to car buyers these days, and automakers are responding with an ever-growing list of cars and trucks that actually deliver decent miles-per-gallon performance.

Carmakers, though, continue to focus a lot of their advertising dollars on highway mileage, while the fuel-efficiency numbers that should matter most to motorists are the combined fuel economy tallies approved by the Environmental Protection Agency.

Combined fuel economy is the number to watch because few motorists do all their driving at highway speeds. There's a lot of city driving to be accounted for. And for most vehicles (hybrids and plug-in electrics generally excepted) fuel economy drops as stop-and-go driving increases.

Because automakers with gasoline-fueled vehicles that deliver 40 mpg or better on the highway love to tout them, there's an established 40 mpg club, composed mainly of specially equipped, limited-production high-efficiency models.

But for motorists who actually drive in congested city traffic as well as on the open highway, here's a longer, more usable list of cars and trucks that deliver fuel economy of at least 30 mpg on the EPA's combined city-highway scale. The EPA uses a complicated formula that adds roughly 55 percent of the city rating to 45 percent of the highway rating to arrive at the combined rating.

All the members of the 40-mpg highway fuel-efficiency club are included here, but this list of vehicles that deliver 30 mpg or more in combined city and highway driving provides a lot more variety for shoppers in search of significant fuel savings. For shoppers seeking to avoid gasoline altogether, it also includes vehicles that use such alternative fuels as electricity and natural gas.

These are 2014 model-year cars and more will be added, along with early introduction 2015 models, as they debut this year, so keep checking back.

Two cars not on the list this year are the Audi A3 TDI diesel and the standard Honda Fit: There are no 2014 models of either. The automakers have chosen to jump to 2015 models, which will be launched later this year.

Looking for 2013 models? They are listed in our directory of used cars that get at least 30 mpg in the EPA combined mileage ratings.

Why Fuel Efficiency Matters
Assuming gasoline is selling for $3.50 a gallon, a 30-mpg car with a 15-gallon fuel tank costs $52.50 to fill. It delivers 450 miles of range for a fuel cost of 11.67 cents per mile. A 25-mpg vehicle with a 15-gallon tank costs the same to fill, but delivers less range (375 miles) and the fuel cost per mile rises to 14 cents per mile, a 20 percent cost increase.

As the price of gas increases, so do the savings from driving a vehicle that delivers 30 mpg, or 40 or 50 or more. Whether the savings will offset the potentially higher price of these more efficient vehicles depends on the size of the efficiency premium.

In addition to cost savings, there are the intangible benefits that many people value, such as reduced oil use and tailpipe emissions.

Engines that burn less gas or diesel per mile also tend to stay cleaner than their thirstier counterparts, reducing lifetime engine, fuel system and emissions systems repair costs.

Big Is Still Bad for Fuel Economy
There are no pickups, large traditional SUVs or minivans on this list. If you have to tow a boat or haul a soccer team, as of now you can't do it in a 30-mpg vehicle.

But as automakers continue to perfect gas-electric hybrid systems and fuel-saving technologies for gas and diesel engines, the day will come when "big" and "fuel efficient" can peaceably coexist.

There are more than just tiny subcompacts in the 30 mpg-plus segment, though. Automakers are improving their overall fuel economy and there are a number of compacts, a few midsize cars and SUV-styled crossovers here. There are even five station wagons if you include the Mini Cooper Countryman in that category, as Edmunds does. All can deliver at least 30 mpg overall, if you mind your throttle foot.

As things now stand in the U.S. market, 64 model lines out of more than 330 on sale for the 2014 model year have one or more trim levels or hybrid or electric-drive variants that deliver combined city and highway fuel efficiency of 30 mpg or more, according to the EPA's formula. This is up almost 19 percent from 54 models in 2013 and is a 64 percent increase from mid-2011, when Edmunds first compiled the list. Another plus: Quite a few 2014 vehicles show improved EPA-rated fuel efficiency over the 2013 versions.

And while in 2013 there were just seven vehicles rated at more than 99 mpg, this year there are 10: seven battery-electric cars and three plug-in hybrids. In 2012, there was just one car — an EV — that topped 99 mpg combined.

You'll Find Conventional Gas Burners, Hybrids, Diesels and Electrics
Most of these vehicles are conventional gasoline burners. But membership in the 30-mpg combined club also includes 22 conventional hybrids (up from 17 in 2013), seven diesels and all 17 advanced electric-drive cars now in the market. There are six plug-in hybrids, including the new 2014 Cadillac ELR coupe. There also are 10 all-electric models. None of the EVs so far are new models for 2014, but that will change when the 2014 BMW i3 city EV debuts in April or May 2014.

Using the List
The directory that follows shows vehicles by model, style and engine-transmission combo. The listings are in ascending order of EPA-rated combined city/highway fuel economy. We also supply each car's city and highway fuel economy ratings.

Additionally, when discussing fuel efficiency in vehicles that use electricity from the grid, or alternatives to gasoline and diesel such as natural gas, we denote fuel economy as the gasoline miles per gallon equivalent, or MPGe. Each listing ends with the EPA ratings for the vehicle's city and highway fuel efficiency.

Please note that not all trim and equipment levels of every model qualify for the 30-mpg club. Certain transmissions, larger engines, bigger wheels and tires, and even the additional weight created by lots of extra electronics all can reduce fuel economy.

Vehicles are linked to the most appropriate Edmunds.com review. When one entry includes multiple trim levels, you may notice that the model and fuel economy first shown is not one of the models listed here. That's because there may be multiple styles within a model lineup and the review pages start with the base style, which often does not have the lineup's greatest fuel efficiency.

To get to the trim levels listed in this guide, just click on the vehicle in the review page's viewing window and a menu of other trim levels in the lineup will appear.

Happy hunting for more fuel-efficient driving.

30 mpg
2014 Acura RLX Hybrid (midsize sedan, 3.5-liter gas-electric, seven-speed automatic, 28/32)

BMW 535d and 535d xDrive (midsize sedan, 3.0-liter engine, eight-speed automatic, 535d rated at 26/38; 525d xDrive rated at 26/37)

2014 Chevrolet Cruze LT, LTZ (midsize four-door sedan, turbocharged 1.4-liter engine, six-speed automatic or manual, 26/38)

2014 Chevrolet Sonic LS, LT, LTZ all styles (subcompact sedan or hatchback, 1.8-liter engine, five-speed manual, 26/35)

2014 Chevrolet Sonic RS (subcompact hatchback, turbocharged 1.4-liter engine, six-speed manual, 27/34)

2014 Ford Focus S, SE (compact sedan; SE also available as hatchback; 2.0-liter engine, five-speed manual, 26/36)

2014 Fiat 500 Turbo, GQ Edition Convertible, Abarth, C Abarth (subcompact hatchback and convertible styles, turbocharged 1.4-liter engine, five-speed manual, 28/34)

2014 Honda Accord all styles except Sport (midsize four-door sedan or coupe, 2.4-liter engine, CVT, 27/36)

2014 Hyundai Veloster all styles (compact three-door hatchback, 1.6-liter engine, six-speed manual, 26/35)

2014 Infiniti Q50S Hybrid (compact sedan, 3.5-liter gas-electric, seven-speed automatic, 28/34)

2014 Infiniti Q50 Hybrid AWD (compact sedan, 3.5-liter gas-electric, seven-speed automatic, 28/35)

2014 Lexus RX 450h (front-wheel-drive hybrid SUV, 3.5-liter gas-electric, CVT, 32/28)

2014 Mazda 2 Sport, Touring (subcompact hatchback, 1.5-liter engine, four-speed automatic, 28/34)

2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA250 (compact sedan, turbocharged 2.0-liter engine, seven-speed automatic, 26/38)

2014 Mini Cooper Roadster (subcompact two-seater, 1.6-liter engine, optional six-speed automatic, 27/35)

2014 Mini Cooper S Coupe, S Roadster, John Cooper Works Coupe, John Cooper Works Roadster (subcompact two-seater, turbocharged 1.6-liter engine, six-speed manual or optional automatic, 26/35)

2014 Mini Cooper Clubman (subcompact three-door hatchback, 1.6-liter engine, optional six-speed automatic, 27/35)

2014 Mini Cooper S Clubman, John Cooper Works Clubman (subcompact three-door hatchback, turbocharged 1.6-liter engine, six-speed manual or optional automatic, 26/35)

2014 Mini Cooper Convertible (subcompact, 1.6-liter engine, optional six-speed automatic, 27/35)

2014 Mini Cooper S Convertible, John Cooper Works Convertible (subcompact, turbocharged 1.6-liter engine, six-speed manual or optional automatic, 26/35)

2014 Nissan Sentra S (compact four-door sedan, 2.0-liter engine, six-speed manual, 27/36)

2014 Nissan Versa all styles (subcompact four-door sedan, 1.6-liter engine, four-speed automatic, 26/35; five-speed manual, 27/36)

2014 Nissan Versa Note (subcompact hatchback, 1.6-liter engine, five-speed manual, 27/36)

2014 Subaru Impreza all styles except WRX models (compact four-door sedan and hatchback, 2.0-liter engine, CVT, 27/36)

2014 Volkswagen Jetta SE (compact sedan, turbocharged 1.8-liter engine, five-speed manual, 26/36)

31 mpg
2014 Chevrolet Cruze Eco (midsize four-door sedan, turbocharged 1.4-liter engine, six-speed automatic, 26/39)

2014 Chevrolet Sonic LT, LTZ turbo (subcompact sedan or hatchback, optional turbocharged 1.4-liter engine, six-speed automatic, 27/37)

2014 Ford Fiesta all styles (subcompact four-door hatchback or sedan, 1.4-liter engine, five-speed manual, 27/38)

2014 Ford Fiesta (subcompact sedan and hatchback, 1.6-liter engine, five-speed manual, 27/38)

2014 Ford Focus Titanium (compact four-door sedan, hatchback, 2.0-liter engine, six-speed automatic, 27/38)

2014 Honda Civic EX, LX Coupe (compact two-door coupe, 1.8-liter engine, five-speed manual, 28/36)

2014 Honda Civic LX Sedan (compact four-door sedan, 1.8-liter engine, five-speed manual, 28/36)

2014 Honda Civic Natural Gas (compact four-door sedan, 1.8-liter engine uses compressed natural gas, five-speed automatic, 27/38 MPGe, EPA-rated combined fuel economy is 31 MPGe)

2014 Hyundai Accent all styles (subcompact four-door hatchback, 1.6-liter engine, six-speed automatic, 27/37)

2014 Hyundai Accent all styles (subcompact four-door hatchback, 1.6-liter engine, six-speed manual, 27/38)

2014 Hyundai Elantra, SE, Limited (two-door compact sedan, 1.8-liter engine, six-speed manual, 27/37)

2014 Hyundai Veloster all styles (three-door hatchback, 1.6-liter engine, six-speed automatic, 28/36)

2014 Infiniti Q50 Hybrid (compact sedan, 3.5-liter gas-electric, seven-speed automatic, 29/36)

2014 Infiniti Q70 Hybrid (midsize sedan, 3.5-liter gas-electric, seven-speed, 29/34)

2014 Kia Rio, LS, EX, SX (1.6-liter engine, six-speed manual or automatic, 27/37)

2014 Kia Rio Eco all styles (1.6-liter engine, six-speed automatic, 28/37)

2014 Lexus GS 450h (midsize sedan, 3.5-liter hybrid gas-electric, CVT, 29/34)

2014 Mazda 3 s Touring, s Grand Touring (compact hatchback, 2.5-liter engine, six-speed automatic, 27/37)

2014 Mazda 6 all styles (midsize sedan, 2.5-liter engine, six-speed automatic, 26/38)

2014 Mini Cooper Roadster (two-seat subcompact, 1.6-liter engine, six-speed manual, 28/35)

2014 Mini Cooper Clubman (subcompact three-door hatchback, 1.6-liter engine, six-speed manual, 28/35)

2014 Mini Cooper Convertible (subcompact, 1.6-liter engine, six-speed manual, 28/35)

2014 Mini Cooper Countryman (compact wagon, 1.6-liter engine, six-speed manual, 28/35)

2014 Mini Cooper Coupe (two-seat subcompact, 1.6-liter engine, optional six-speed automatic, 28/36)

2014 Mini Cooper Paceman (compact hatchback, 1.6-liter engine, six-speed manual, 28/35)

2014 Nissan Altima 2.5 all styles (midsize four-door sedan, 2.5-liter engine, CVT, 27/38)

2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid all styles (compact SUV, 2.0-liter gas-electric, CVT, 29/33)

2014 Toyota Corolla L, S-Plus (compact sedan, 1.8-liter engine, four-speed automatic, 27/36; six-speed manual, 28/37)

2014 Volkswagen Beetle TDI Convertible (subcompact convertible, turbocharged 2.0-liter diesel engine, six-speed automatic, 28/37)

32 mpg
2014 Dodge Dart Aero (compact sedan, turbocharged 1.4-liter engine, six-speed automatic, 28/40; six-speed manual, 28/41)

2014 Ford Fiesta (subcompact sedan and hatchback, 1.6-liter engine, six-speed automatic, 29/39)

2014 Hyundai Elantra GLS, Limited (compact four-door sedan, 1.8-liter engine, six-speed automatic, 28/38)

2014 Mazda 2 Sport, Touring (subcompact four-door hatchback, 1.5-liter engine, five-speed manual, 29/35)

2014 Mazda 3 s Touring, s Grand Touring (compact four-door sedan, 2.5-liter engine, six speed manual, 28/39)

2014 Mazda 3 s Grand Touring i-Eloop (compact hatchback, 2.5-liter engine, six-speed automatic, 28/38)

2014 Mazda 3 s Grand Touring i-Eloop (compact sedan, 2.5-liter engine, six-speed automatic, 28/39)

2014 Mazda 6 i Grand Touring i-Eloop (midsize sedan, 2.5-liter engine, six-speed automatic, 28/40)

2014 Mercedes-Benz E250 Bluetec 4matic all styles (midsize sedan, 2.1-liter turbocharged diesel engine with auto stop-start, seven-speed automatic, 27/42)

2014 Mini Cooper Coupe (subcompact two-door hatchback, 1.6-liter engine, six-speed manual, 29/37)

2014 Toyota Corolla LE, S excluding LE Eco and LE Eco Plus trims (compact sedan, 1.8-liter engine, four-speed automatic, 27/36, or six-speed manual, 28/37)

2014 Toyota Yaris all styles (compact hatchback, 1.5-liter engine, four-speed automatic, 30/36)

2014 Volkswagen Beetle TDI all styles (compact two-door sedan, turbocharged 2.0-liter diesel engine, six-speed automatic, 29/39; six-speed manual, 28/41)

2014 Volkswagen Beetle TDI Convertible (subcompact convertible, turbocharged 2.0-liter diesel engine, six-speed manual, 28/41)

33 mpg
2014 Chevrolet Cruze Eco (compact four-door sedan, turbocharged 1.4-liter engine, six-speed manual, 28/42)

2014 Chevrolet Cruze TD (compact four-door sedan, turbocharged 2.0-liter diesel engine, six-speed automatic, 27/46)

2014 Chevrolet Sonic LT, LTZ Turbo (subcompact four-door sedan or hatchback, optional turbocharged 1.4-liter engine, six-speed manual, 29/40)

2014 Ford Focus SFE FFV (compact four-door sedan, 2.0-liter engine, five-speed manual. SFE package is an option on the SE trim level that includes special tires, wheels and aerodynamic pieces to achieve slightly better fuel economy. Flex-fuel engine can use gasoline or E85 ethanol-gas blend, but only achieves 33 mpg combined using gasoline: 28 city/40 highway. On E85: 23 mpg combined, 20 city/28 highway)

2014 Honda Civic LX, EX, EX-L Coupe (compact two-door coupe, 1.8-liter engine, CVT; LX Coupe rated 30/39, EX and EX-L coupes rated 29/38)

2014 Honda Civic LX, EX-L Sedan (compact four-door sedan, 1.8-liter engine, CVT, 30/39)

2014 Mazda 3 i SV, Sport, i Touring, i Grand Touring (compact four-door sedan, 2.0-liter engine, six-speed manual, 29/41)

2014 Mazda 3 i Sport, i Touring, i Grand Touring (midsize hatchback, 2.0-liter engine, six-speed manual, 29/40)

2014 Mazda 3 i Sport, i Touring, i Grand Touring (midsize hatchback, 2.0-liter engine, six-speed automatic, 30/40)

2014 Toyota Yaris all styles (compact hatchback, 1.5-liter engine, five-speed manual, 30/37)

2014 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen TDI all styles (compact four-door wagon, 2.0-liter turbocharged diesel engine, six-speed automatic, 29/39)

34 mpg
2014 Chevrolet Spark all styles (subcompact four-door hatchback, 1.2-liter engine, CVT, 30/39)

2014 Chevrolet Spark all styles (subcompact four-door hatchback, 1.2-liter engine, five-speed manual, 31/39)

2014 Fiat 500 Pop, Sport, Lounge, C Pop, C Lounge (subcompact two-door hatchback and convertible, 1.4-liter engine, five-speed manual, 31/40)

2014 Ford Fiesta SFE (subcompact sedan and hatchback, 1.6-liter engine, six-speed automatic. Super Fuel Economy (SFE) package available on the SE trim includes special tires, wheels and aerodynamic pieces to achieve slightly better fuel economy; 30/41)

2014 Honda CR-Z (subcompact hybrid, two-door hatchback, 1.5-liter hybrid-electric, six-speed manual, 31/38)

2014 Mazda 3 i SV, Sport, i Touring, i Grand Touring (compact four-door sedan, 2.0-liter engine, six-speed automatic, 30/41)

2014 Mercedes-Benz E250 Bluetec all styles (midsize sedan, 2.1-liter twin-turbocharged diesel engine with auto stop-start, seven-speed automatic, 28/45)

2014 Nissan Sentra all styles (compact four-door sedan, 1.8-liter engine, CVT, 30/39; FE+ package rated at 30/40)

2014 Toyota Corolla LE Eco Plus, LE Eco Premium (compact sedan, 1.8-liter engine, CVT, 30/40)

2014 Volkswagen Golf TDI all styles (compact two-door hatchback, turbocharged 2.0-liter diesel engine, six-speed manual or automatic, 30/42)

2014 Volkswagen Jetta TDI all styles (compact four-door sedan, turbocharged 2.0-liter diesel, six-speed manual or automatic, 30/42)

2014 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen TDI (four-door wagon, turbocharged 2.0-liter diesel, six-speed manual, 30/42)

2014 Volkswagen Passat TDI all styles (midsize four-door sedan, turbocharged 2.0-liter diesel engine, seven-speed automatic, 30/40)

35 mpg
2014 BMW 328d xDrive (compact sedan and wagon, 2.0-liter turbocharged diesel engine, eight-speed automatic, 31/43)

2014 Honda Civic HF (compact four-door sedan, 1.8-liter engine, CVT, 31/41)

2014 Nissan Versa all styles (compact four-door sedan, 1.6-liter engine, CVT, 31/40)

2014 Nissan Versa Note all styles (compact hatchback, 1.6-liter engine, CVT, 31/40)

2014 Toyota Corolla LE Eco (compact sedan, 1.8-liter engine, CVT, 30/42)

2014 Volkswagen Passat TDI SE (midsize four-door sedan, turbocharged 2.0-liter diesel, six-speed manual, 31/43)

36 mpg
2014 Smart Fortwo all styles (mini two-door hatchback or convertible 1.0-liter engine, five-speed automatic, 34/38)

37 mpg
2014 BMW 328d (compact sedan, turbocharged 2.0-liter diesel engine, eight-speed automatic, 32/45)

2014 Ford Fiesta SFE (subcompact sedan and hatchback, 1.0-liter engine, five-speed manual. Super Fuel Economy (SFE) package available on the SE trim includes special tires, wheels and aerodynamic pieces to achieve slightly better fuel economy; 32/45)

2014 Honda CR-Z all styles (subcompact hybrid, 1.5-liter gas-electric, CVT, 36/39)

2014 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Limited (midsize hybrid four-door sedan, 2.4-liter gas-electric, six-speed automatic, 36/40)

2014 Kia Optima EX Hybrid (midsize hybrid four-door sedan, 2.4-liter gas-electric, six-speed automatic, 36/40)

2014 Mitsubishi Mirage all styles (compact hatchback. 1.2-liter engine, five-speed manual, 34/42)

2014 Scion iQ (minicompact two-door hatchback, 1.3-liter engine, CVT, 36/37)

38 mpg
2014 Acura ILX Hybrid all styles (compact four-door sedan, 1.5-liter gas-electric, CVT, 39/38)

2014 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid (midsize four-door sedan, 2.4-liter gas-electric, six-speed automatic, 36/40)

2014 Kia Optima LX Hybrid (midsize four-door sedan, 2.4-liter gas-electric, six-speed automatic, 36/40)

40 mpg
2014 Lexus ES 300h (midsize four-door sedan, 2.5-liter hybrid gas-electric, CVT, 40/39)

2014 Mitsubishi Mirage all styles (compact hatchback, 1.2-liter engine, CVT, 37/44)

2014 Toyota Avalon Hybrid all styles (full-size four-door sedan, 2.5-liter gas-electric, CVT, 40/39)

2014 Toyota Camry Hybrid XLE, SE (midsize four-door sedan, 2.5-liter gas-electric, CVT, 40/38)

41 mpg
2013 Toyota Camry Hybrid LE (midsize four-door sedan, 2.5-liter gas-electric, CVT, 40/39)

42 mpg
2014 Honda Insight all styles (compact hatchback hybrid, 1.3-liter gas-electric, CVT, 41/44)

2014 Lexus CT 200h (compact hybrid four-door hatchback, 1.8-liter gas-electric, CVT, 43/40)

2014 Toyota Prius V all styles (midsize wagon, hybrid, 1.8-liter gas-electric, CVT, 44/40)

43 mpg
2014 Ford C-Max Hybrid all styles (compact four-door wagon, 2.0-liter gas-electric, CVT, 45/40)

45 mpg
2014 Honda Civic Hybrid all styles (compact four-door sedan, 1.5-liter gas-electric, CVT, 44/47)

2014 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid (midsize four-door sedan, 2.0-liter gas-electric, CVT, 45/45)

2014 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid all styles (compact four-door sedan, 1.4-liter gas-electric, seven-speed automatic, 42/48)

47 mpg
2014 Ford Fusion Hybrid all styles (midsize four-door sedan, 2.0-liter gas-electric, CVT, 47/47)

2014 Honda Accord Hybrid (midsize sedan, 2.0-liter gas-electric, CVT, 50/45)

50 mpg
2014 Toyota Prius all styles (midsize hatchback hybrid, 1.8-liter gas-electric, CVT, 51/48)

2014 Prius C all styles (compact four-door hatchback, hybrid, 1.5-liter gas-electric, CVT, 53/46)

76 MPGe
2014 Toyota RAV4 EV (midsize crossover SUV, battery-electric, single-speed transmission, up to 103 miles per charge, 78/74 MPGe. Available only in California.)

82 MPGe
2014 Cadillac ELR (midsize coupe, plug-in hybrid, electric drive with onboard 1.4-liter gasoline engine-generator, single-speed transmission, rated at up to 37 miles of all-electric range, 33 mpg combined/31 city/35 highway for gasoline engine-generator, 377 miles total range)

89 MPGe
2014 Tesla Model S 85 kWh (midsize four-door hatchback sedan, battery-electric, single-speed transmission, 85 kWH battery pack, up to 265 miles per charge, 88/90 MPGe)

95 MPGe
2014 Prius Plug-In all styles (midsize four-door hatchback, plug-in hybrid, 1.8-liter gas-electric, CVT, rated at up to 11 miles of all-electric range, 50 mpg combined/51 city/49 highway in regular hybrid mode)

2014 Tesla Model S 60 kWh (midsize four-door hatchback sedan, battery-electric, single-speed transmission, 60 kWh battery pack, up to 208 miles per charge, 94/97 MPGe)

98 MPGe
2014 Chevrolet Volt (midsize four-door hatchback, plug-in hybrid, electric drive with onboard 1.4-liter gasoline engine-generator, single speed transmission, rated at up to 38 miles of all-electric range, 37 mpg combined/35 city/40 highway for gasoline engine-generator, 382 miles total range )

100 MPGe
2014 Ford C-Max Energi (compact four-door wagon, plug-in hybrid, 2.0-liter gas-electric, CVT, rated at up to 21 miles of all-electric range and 43 combined/44 city/41 highway in regular hybrid mode)

2014 Ford Fusion Energi (midsize four-door sedan, plug-in hybrid, 2.0-liter gas-rechargeable electric, CVT, rated at up to 21 miles of all-electric range and 43 combined/44 city /41 highway in regular hybrid mode)

105 MPGe
2014 Ford Focus EV (compact four-door hatchback, battery-electric, single-speed transmission, up to 76 miles per charge, 110/99 MPGe)

107 MPGe
2014 Smart Fortwo Electric (minicompact two-door hatchback or convertible, battery-electric, single-speed transmission, up to 68 miles per charge, 122/93 MPGe)

112 MPGe
2014 Mitsubishi i-MiEV all styles (electric vehicle, subcompact four-door hatchback, battery-electric, single-speed transmission, up to 62 miles per charge, 126/99 MPGe)

114 MPGe
2014 Nissan Leaf all styles (compact four-door hatchback, battery-electric, CVT, up to 84 miles per charge, 126 /101 MPGe)

115 MPGe
2014 Honda Accord Plug-in Hybrid (midsize sedan, 1.8-liter gas-rechargeable electric, electric CVT, rated at up to 13 miles of all-electric range and 46 combined/47 city/46 highway in regular hybrid mode)

116 MPGe
2014 Fiat 500e (minicompact two-door hatchback, battery-electric, CVT, up to 87 miles per charge, 122/108 MPGe. Available only in California.)

118 MPGe
2014 Honda Fit EV (subcompact four-door hatchback, battery-electric, single-speed transmission, up to 82 miles per charge, 132/105 MPGe. Carryover from 2013 with no significant changes. Limited availability.)

119 MPGe
2014 Chevrolet Spark EV (subcompact four-door hatchback, battery-electric, single-speed transmission, up to 82 miles per charge, 128/109 MPGe. Limited availability.)

Comments

  • bojeste bojeste Posts:

    What? No Kias?

  • bobw3 bobw3 Posts:

    Looking at the list, the regular Prius seems to give the best MPG for the most interior space.

  • rpmckee rpmckee Posts:

    why is it that diesels are always scored wrong, my wife has gotten between 43 to 51 MPG nowhere near 35. How lead footed do you need to be to get the results you post for the 2012 Passat?

  • lacsin lacsin Posts:

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  • jodell jodell Posts:

    Diesels and most conventional hybrids typically do worse on EPA test - and thus get worse results than in real-life - bec. of the way the test is designed.

  • drjjjj drjjjj Posts:

    Bought a Prius 10 years ago and saved $20,000 in gas vs 25 mpg avg car! Car paid for itself-free car! Also, low maintenance and best re-sale! New Prius more upscale, more power and room and better gas mileage-50 mpg avg! It'll cruise all day at 80 too with a 5 dr and still get 40mpg+! Engineering master piece!

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